Most people know that Google has Gmail for email and Google search but there are a lot things you can do with a Gmail account that can be useful for business and personal and most of it is free!
1) Automatically backup all your photos from your phone and other devices to your Google account
Download the Google Photos app, go into settings and tell it to automatically backup your photos. You get unlimited storage and your pics won’t be deleted when you delete them from your device. Your photos are are private by default. Learn how to do this here.
2) Use Google drive for file storage and sharing like Dropbox.
Download Google Drive to your computer and put documents in it that you want to share across devices. Now you can access files from any device (download the Drive app to your devices). Set Drive to sync photos and your photos that are backed up will be downloaded to your computer automatically.
3) Sync and backup your contacts
Your gmail account has a Contacts app built-in (click the little arrow next Mail). If you have an Android phone make sure that it is putting contacts into your gmail account instead of in the phone storage or sim card that way all your contacts are being backed up. You can access your Contacts online via gmail.com. You can also do this on an iPhone also.
4) Manage and share your calendar
This great feature for families to share calendars. You can set up calendars within the same account for different family members. Invite your Google contacts to meetings right from calendar.
5) Create a blog site
If you’ve been wanting to blog but didn’t know where to start and felt intimidated by Wordpress, Blogger.com is owned by Google so you can login with your gmail and be up and running with a blog in no time.
6) Register and manage a business domain and email
Google is great for running your business – set up a domain and then create an email address that works just like a gmail account but is at your @businessname.com (or .net etc)
7) Create documents using Google Docs
Google has it’s own document suite like Microsoft Office – Docs, Sheets, Slides and it’s all online. Share and collaborate with others. Save documents in numerous formats including Microsoft Office and PDF.